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Resources to help you make decisions about your health care

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    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers these free resources to help you make decisions about your health care:

    Thanks to pennlive.com for compiling this list.

    • Questions are the Answer: www.ahrq.gov/questions -- This website lets you make a list of questions that you can bring to your medical appointments and gives you tips on talking with your doctor.
    • Consumers & Patients: www.ahrq.gov/consumer -- This page links to consumer information on staying healthy, getting high-quality health care and more.
    • Your Medicine: Be Smart. Be Safe: www.ahrq.gov/consumer/safemeds/yourmeds.htm -- This booklet answers common questions about getting and taking medicines and has a wallet card to help you keep track of your medicines. A free copy also can be ordered at 1-800-358-9295.
    • Tips for Patients: www.ahrq.gov/consumer/beinvolved.pdf -- This brochure gives you tips to use before, during and after your medical appointment to make sure you get the best possible care.